Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From "The Complete Greek Cookbook" by Theresa Karas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan and brown meat and onions for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add tomato, seasonings, and 2 cups water.
  3. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender.
  4. Add remaining water and bring to a boil.
  5. Add manestra (orzo).
  6. Stir once or twice.
  7. Simmer 20 minutes more.
  8. Serve hot with grated cheese.